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Jan
18
Thu
Art Circle Public Library “Welcome to Medicare” @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure how Medicare works then at the “Welcome to Medicare” class at the Plateau Conference Room in the Art Circle Public Library January 18th from 9 am – 12 pm. The UCDD’s SHIP program will help explain in detail what benefits and right you are entitled to. Call SHIP for a reservation today at 1-877-801-0044.

Cookeville Community Center Winter Job Fair @ Cookeville Community Center
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Looking for a job then stop by the Upper Cumberland Winter Job Fair at the Cookeville Community Center January 18 from 9 am – 12 pm. Come prepared with your resume, appropriate dress and a smile to meet some of the region’s top employers that are ready to hire! For more information on preparation workshops for this event or to register your business for this multi-employer job fair, email CookevilleAJC@mchra.com or call 931-520-8733.

Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Putnam County Library VIP Yoga @ Putnam County Library
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

V.I.P. Program— A program that offers art, games, movies, and yoga for all adult patrons with accommodations for those with special needs. Begins at 11 am. For more information, call 931-526-2416.

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” @ Cumberland County Playhouse
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come and join in some clean fun as you enjoy opening day of “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” at the Cumberland County Playhouse January 13 at 1 pm. Welcome Back to Ivy Gap is an uproarious and uplifting comedy about old friends who – while being given second chances – share laughs, love and forgiveness. This is a sequel to “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” Admission tickets are $16, $28, $30. The show continues through March 20. For more information, call 931-484-5000.

Cookeville Highland’s Residential Kids Matter Program @ Highlands Residental Services
Jan 18 @ 2:47 pm – 3:47 pm

Looking for a safe place for your children afterschool then take-a-look at Kids Matter Program presented by Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services January 11 from 3 – 4:45 pm. Any child in kindergarten to fourth grade is welcome to this new reading program which is held on Tueday’s at the Police Station on Pine Avenue and Thursday’s at the Highlands Residential Services central office on West Jackson Street. For more information, call 931-526-9763.

Cookeville Children’s Museum Construction Day @ Cookeville Children’s Museum
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s build time at the Cookeville Children’s Museum Construction day January 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. There will be construction equipment from Bluewaters Equipment rental for a fun build activity. Bring your friends for this FREE event. For more information, call 931-979-7529.

Crossville Quick-start Junior Team Tennis clinics @ Fairfield Glade Raquet Center
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Junior Team Tennis Clinics for children ages 11-18 will be on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The cost for eight sessions will be $50 or $5 per session. The Junior Team Tennis Clinics will feature instruction, drills and match play. The clinics run from Jan. 11 through Feb. 25. Sign up before Jan. 8 is encouraged. For more information, call 931-707-2740.

Cookeville Junior’s Woman’s Club @ First Presbyterian Chuch
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wanting to meet fellow volunteer women then join the Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club meeting January 18 at the First Presbyterian Church at 5:30 pm. Come and learn about the club and find out about all the activities the club is doing in the Cookeville community. Dinner and child care provided. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 931-252-4240.

Cookeville “Alive” program @ Cane Creek Gymnasium
Jan 18 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Looking for a change for the new year then join the “Alive” health coaching program at January 16 at 6:45 pm. Instructors Lynda LaCoax and Matt Boyd, will lead the six-month health coaching program. These classes are designed to bring wellness, balance and health to every aspect of life. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. are Flex classes and Wednesdays and Friday at 5:30 p.m. are Bend classes. Every other Saturday classes are from 1-2 p.m. Cost $150 per month and registration ends January 15. For more information, call 931-526-7393.

Jan
19
Fri
Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Cookeville Senior Center “Pickleball” @ Cookeville Senior Center
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors are you looking for a fun new sport to join then head over to the Cookeville Senior Center for “Pickleball” January 5 at 10 am. It’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This sport is offered every Tuesday and Friday. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Seniors, come learn from Instructor Larry Potter at the Senior Self Defense Class on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. This class will use roll play techniques that officers use to teach seniors how to protect themselves. Contact Fair Park for more information or to sign up.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Senior Self Defense Class @ Crossville Fair Park Senior Center
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come learn about Senior Self Defense at the Fair Park Senior Center January 19 from 1 – 2 pm. This class will use roll play techniques that officers use to teach seniors how to protect themselves and will be taught by Larry Potter. For more information, call 931-484-0479.

Crossville Art Circle Library “Winter Wellness make and take” @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interested in the essential oils then join the Winter Wellness Make and Take at the Crossville Art Circle Library January 19 from 4 -7 pm. This class will be on a drop-in basis and you do not need to stay the whole time. We will make a variety of Young Living Essential Oil based items to help support you during the winter season. Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be given. Cost is $15 at the door. For more information, call 931-484-6790.

Fairfield Glades Whine and Dine Singles Group @ Fairfield Glades Library
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enrich your singles life by join the Whine and Dine Singles Group in the lower level of the Fairfield Glades Library January 19 at 4 pm. This group bringing’s singles together to celebrate holiday and birthdays after the official meeting the groups has dinner together. They meet on the 3rd Friday of each month. For more information, call Peggy 217-460-1355 or Carol 801-518-9042.

Cookeville Men’s 5 on 5 Basketball Winter League deadline @ Cane Creek Gymnasium
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Men’s 5 on 5 Basketball Winter League deadline is fast approaching so go to the Cane Creek Gym Office by January 19 to sign-up your team. Games will be played Tuesday nights January 30 – March 27. A Coaches meeting will be January 23th at 6pm. The cost is $225 per team. For more information, call 931-526-9767.

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Astronomy Field @ Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interested in learning about the stars then Join Ranger Hodge at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Astronomy Field January 19 from 6- 7 pm.to learn stories about the night sky and learn to identify the constellations. We will set up a telescope and view some of the celestial wonders. The astronomy field is on Highway 154 about 2 miles from the park visitor center. For more information, call 931-879-5821.

Jan
20
Sat
Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office Basic Handgun Safety and Familiarization Class @ Cumberland County Sherriff Office
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get ready to learn how to use a fire arm if you attend the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office’s Basic handgun safety and familiarization class from 8 am – 12 pm at the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office. This class is for people who are beginners with handguns or interested in handgun safety and knowledge. Do not bring any firearms to the facility. Register for the class with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, call 931-484-6176.

Cane Creek Recreation Center “Fit Frenzy” @ Cane Creek Recreation Center
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come and sample fitness classes at the Cane Creek Recreation Center January 20 from 9 – 11:30 am. Different classes will be offered every half hour during the two-and-a-half-hour event. Participate or just watch and learn. Classes include Spin, PiYo, Yoga, Step, Sunrise Circuit, STAC, Bend, Zumba and more. For more information, call 931-526-7393.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Walk Across Tennessee Kickoff @ Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Grab some friends and participate in the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Walk Across Tennessee kickoff January 20 at 9 am. This is a free 8-week community team fitness adventure sponsored by Pickett Strong: Healthier TN. Teams of 8 walk the equivalent of the length of Tennessee over the course of 8 weeks. Members of the winning team will each receive a Fitbit. If you’d like to participate and find a team, join us at the trailhead on Saturday, January 20th at 9am. We’ll form teams & get started with a 2-mile healthy hike. To learn more, visit the Walk Across Tennessee website at: http://walkacrosstn.org/ or call 931-864-3247.

Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Cookeville Westside Scavenger Hunts @ Cookeville Depot Museum
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A fun way to explore the westside of Cookeville is by joining the 6th Annual Westside Scavenger Hunts February 10 from 10 am – 2 pm. Followed by one more Saturday: March 10. Explore the historic westside district with your phone or digital camera. Get entry forms with the rhyming clues and images to replicate at the Cookeville Depot Museum. Once completing the hunt enter your results in a prize drawing. For more information, call 528-8570.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Here’s your chance to learn to play the guitar. Every Saturday beginning at 10 am, Guitarist and Entertainer Tom Fincher teaches Beginners at 10 am and Intermediates at 11 am. Remember to bring your own guitar to the Art Circle Public Library of Crossville.
Beginners, TJ will help you to play 2-3 songs with just 1-2 lessons by using a new method. Intermediates, learn different chords, old rock, or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash’s Luther Perkin’s beat.

Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center “Genealogy 101” @ Cumberland County Archives
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in looking into your family tree then head over to the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center “Genealogy 101” class January 13 from 10 am – 12 pm. The six-session beginner’s genealogy class is every Saturday and continues through February 17. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The Archives will be open until 4 pm for those wishing to do additional research after the class. Registration required. For more information, call 931-456-2006.

Edgar Evins State Park Hike @ Edgar Evins State Park
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Want to learn how to brave the winter cold while out on a nature hike then join the morning hike at Edgar Evins State Park January 27 at 10am. The morning hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail will teach hikers the survival strategies employed by plants and animals in the wintertime. Hikers need to plan for cold-weather and dress in layers and warm boots. This is a moderate, two-mile hike. For more information, Call 931-858-2114.

Show Off Your Skills At The Standing Stone Shooting Match
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

Old-fashioned shooting match starts at 10 a.m., Highway 70N, 2.2 miles west of I-40 300 exit/Monterey, near Parker Rd. bridge. Watch for signs. Scopes or open sites, 12 ga./680 choke guns. Fresh meat, hams, turkeys and other prizes. Contact Jack Looper, 931-445-2050 or Rooster Barnes, 931-510-2211 for more info. Sponsored by Capt. Champ Ferguson-Standing Stone Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Celina Canton Lodge #481 Annual “1861 Civil War Lodge Of Research” @ Celina Canton Lodge #481
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Interested in learning about the civil war then join the Annual 1861 Civil War Lodge of Research at the Canton Lodge #481 at 11 am on Jan. 20. There will be several guest speakers who are very knowledgeable about the Civil War. Lunch will begin at 11am with a two-hour meeting taking place afterwards. For more information, call 931-243-4481.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park “Yoga” @ Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner-friendly Yoga is being offered at the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park January 20 at 11 am. In this workshop, instructor Wendy Smith will teach a sequence of poses to help you reduce stress while developing flexibility and strength. No previous experience is required, and all fitness levels are encouraged. She’ll teach modified versions of each pose to help you get the most out of the session at your own pace and level. Dress for movement in comfy clothes, and bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. The workshop cost is $5 per participant. We also have a limited number of loaner mats at the park that can be reserved for a small donation. For more information, call Marcianne O’Day at 931-864-3247.

Crossville Elementary Sweetheart Pageant @ Dekalb Middle School
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In search of contestants for this year’s Elementary Sweetheart Pageant January 20 at the Palace Theater at 1 pm. The pageant is for young ladies from any Cumberland County High School Feeder schools. The fee is $25 per contestant and all related forms need to be turned into the school office by January 15. For more information, call 931-484-6194.

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” @ Cumberland County Playhouse
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come and join in some clean fun as you enjoy opening day of “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” at the Cumberland County Playhouse January 13 at 1 pm. Welcome Back to Ivy Gap is an uproarious and uplifting comedy about old friends who – while being given second chances – share laughs, love and forgiveness. This is a sequel to “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” Admission tickets are $16, $28, $30. The show continues through March 20. For more information, call 931-484-5000.

Byrdstown Good Neighbors Theatre “An Afternoon with Elvis” @ Good Neighbors Theatre
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come enjoy the sounds of Elvis at “An Afternoon with Elvis” at the Good Neighbors Theatre January 20 from 2 – 4 pm. This one-time matinee performance will begin at 2 pm, and features renowned Elvis Tribute Artist, Brett LeSueur. Brett’s incredibly exceptional quality that outshines other performing artists is that he is legally blind. Tickets are available from the Pickett County Chamber of Commerce at the Byrdstown Welcome Center or at Good Neighbors Theatre on the day of performance. Ticket prices will be $10. You may make early reservations by contacting Paige Mayercik at 615-278-0167.

Dekalb County Chili/Soup and Card Party Annual Fundraiser @ Smithville City Hall
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Show your support at the Smithville Chapter #374 of The Order of the Eastern Star at the Annual Chili/Soup and Card Party Fundraiser January 20 at 5 pm in the Smithville City Hall Community Room. Door prizes will be given out. A drink and dessert are included in the admission. Admission: Adults: $10; Children 10 and under- $7.50. For more information, call 615-597-4081.

Monterey’s Woodcliff Baptist Church Hosts Singing
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to a singing on the third Saturday of each month at the Woodcliff Baptist Church in Monterey at 6 pm. Snacks will be served after the singing. For more information, please call (931) 839-8465.

Jan
21
Sun
Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro is hosting a free food giveaway the first and third Sunday of each month. The food will be handed out from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Facebook Page .

Jan
22
Mon
Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Seniors, sign up now for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:15 am. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Yoga for Seniors @ Cookeville Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Seniors stop by for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center January 22 from 8:30 – 9:15 am. The class will be held weekly every Monday and Wednesday. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call 931- 526-9318.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interests and develop your talents at the Art Guild’s Life Drawing Class on every 4th Monday from 1 to 4 pm in Crossville. A live model well be available. Please bring your sketch pad and camera to capture the post.

The cost is $5 per participant for the model fee. For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

Crossville Art Circle Public Library “Family Game Night” @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come with the family and have fun at the Art Circle Public Library for “Family Game Night” January 22 from 4 – 6 pm in the Cumberland Meeting Room. They will have games for all ages, and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the library at (931) 484-6790.

Jan
23
Tue
Crossville Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Drive @ Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission needs donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jell-O and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission. For more information, call 931-707-0503.

Cookeville Parenting Skills “Spoiling Your Children” class @ St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free Cookeville Parenting Skills classes are being offered January 23 by The Stephens Center at 9:30 – 11 am at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. The “Spoiling Your Children” class is presented by the Stephens Center. For more information, call 800-635-5199.

Cookeville Senior Center “Pickleball” @ Cookeville Senior Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors, are you looking for a fun, new sport to join? Then head over to the Cookeville Senior Center for “Pickleball” January 9 at 10 am. It’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This sport is offered every Tuesday and Friday. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Crossville Art Circle Library KidBits Story Time @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come ready to have fun at the KidBits Pre-School Story Time at the Art Circle Library January 16 at 10 am. Miss Patty will play host to all children ages 0-5 and their Parent/Caregiver as they read, sing and do crafts. This event occurs every Tuesday. For more information, call 931-484-6790.

Crossville Guitar Lessons @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in free Guitar Lessons then look no further than lessons at the Crossville Art Circle Public Library January 9 from 10 am – 12 pm. The talented guitarist and entertainer Tom Fincher will give lessons to beginners at 10 am and intermediate lessons start at 11 am. Bring your guitar! For more information contact the Art Circle Public Library at (931) 484-6790.

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” @ Cumberland County Playhouse
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come and join in some clean fun as you enjoy opening day of “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap” at the Cumberland County Playhouse January 13 at 1 pm. Welcome Back to Ivy Gap is an uproarious and uplifting comedy about old friends who – while being given second chances – share laughs, love and forgiveness. This is a sequel to “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” Admission tickets are $16, $28, $30. The show continues through March 20. For more information, call 931-484-5000.

Cookeville Highland’s Residential Kids Matter Program @ Highlands Residental Services
Jan 23 @ 2:47 pm – 3:47 pm

Looking for a safe place for your children afterschool then take-a-look at Kids Matter Program presented by Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services January 11 from 3 – 4:45 pm. Any child in kindergarten to fourth grade is welcome to this new reading program which is held on Tueday’s at the Police Station on Pine Avenue and Thursday’s at the Highlands Residential Services central office on West Jackson Street. For more information, call 931-526-9763.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.